The rear-wheel driven 86 is developed in conjunction with Subaru. Power comes from Subaru's 2.0-liter naturally aspirated boxer engine with Toyota’s D-4S direct injection and port injection technology. Rated at 200bhp, the engine can be mated with either a six-speed manual gearbox or an optional six-speed automatic with paddle shifts on the steering wheel. The century sprint can be completed in just over 6 seconds.
The 86 measures 4,240mm (length)x 1,775mm (breadth) by 1,300mm (height), which Toyota says make it the most compact four-seater sports car available in the market today. Toyota president, Akio Toyoda, commented that the lack of interest of younger buyers was the driving force behind Toyota's new 86 coupe, which the company hopes will add a bit of excitement to a company known for dull but dependable cars.
The pricing of the 86 has yet to be confirmed but let’s hope that the value of the Yen would have fallen by the time the car arrives. Borneo Motors has been quite aggressive in creating publicity for their upcoming models. In addition to the 86, folks interested in the 2012 GS350 can also register their interest on their website. Recently, Borneo Motors has also been advertising heavily on their upcoming Prius C compact hybrid hatchback. I guess they are sparing no effort in the quest to regain the top spot in Singapore sales chart.